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Novalis was the pseudonym and pen name of Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg, a poet, author, mystic, and philosopher of Early German Romanticism. Hardenberg's professional work and university background, namely his study of mineralogy and management of salt mines in Saxony, was often ignored by his contemporary readers. The first studies showing important relations between his literary and professional works started in the 1960s... Read More

BornGeorg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg
2 May 1772
Oberwiederstedt, Electorate of Saxony
Died25 March 1801 (aged 28)
Weißenfels, Electorate of Saxony
OccupationProse writer, poet, mystic, philosopher, civil engineer, mineralogist
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